What makes the Southern Downs a great place to live, work, play and stay now and into the future?

05 Apr 2023 |
5 April 2023

Southern Downs Regional Council is opening the door for an additional community representative and a representative from the Maryvale community to join the Shaping Southern Downs Advisory Committee and provide input to Council on the strategic direction for the region.

Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi encourages interested residents to consider how they could contribute to the committee and play a role in steering the region’s future.

“Shaping Southern Downs is a strategic plan to identify and enhance the strengths and attributes of the region to create a bigger and better Southern Downs,” Mayor Pennisi said.

“We are keen to tap into those minds that have the expertise, experience and ideas to work productively with Council and our advisory committee.

“This is an excellent opportunity for community members to be involved in shaping the region’s future in a meaningful way by contributing their expertise and experience.”

The Shaping Southern Downs Advisory Committee is seeking:
• One additional community representative from a town or village that does not yet have an urban design framework (UDF). UDFs are currently in place for Dalveen, Leyburn, Killarney, Maryvale, Pratten and Wallangarra.
• One representative for the existing Maryvale UDF.

Please refer to the terms of reference for the purpose, scope, membership and tenure of this committee. Council’s Advisory Committee Policy and Terms of Reference documents are available at https://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au/council/council-advisory-committees.

Expressions of Interest should contain an outline of skills and experience that address the duties specified in the Terms of Reference and submissions close at 5pm on Friday 14 April 2023.

The next Shaping Southern Downs Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Monday 22 May 2023 in Warwick.

Shaping Southern Downs sets a framework to encourage investment in the region and aims to grow the population to 50,000 residents. The region’s growth will support a wider range of businesses, industries and services in the area and provide a range of jobs for locals and support infrastructure improvements.

Last edited date 05 Apr 2023